Category advocacy

Sights Set on Certificate in Health Finance and Management

This morning, I received news that I have been accepted into the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management for a certificate in Health Finance and Management. As part of my graduate degree in Public Health, I will obtaining this certificate to show further expertise and competency in the […]

Missouri’s Children Face a Health Insurance Crisis

Nationwide health insurance enrollment declines are across the board for children. Data collected through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Georgetown University indicates that more than 4 million children have become unenrolled in critical health insurance coverage since 2016 (1). Disappointingly, Missouri is no 1. with a 15.1 percent decline in children enrolled […]

Being There for Missouri’s CASA Network – Joining the Board of Directors of the Missouri CASA Association

In an unanimous decision, I officially joined the Board of Directors for the Missouri CASA Association. This position will be for a three-year commitment and will allow me to utilize my program, policy and grant-making skills to support and advance this important safety net for Missouri’s foster care kiddos. The Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocate Association […]

Joining the Board of Directors of DOORWAYS

Yesterday, I received incredible news from Opal Jones, President and CEO that the Board of Directors of DOORWAYS unanimously voted me in for a three-year term starting Sept. 2019 – 2022. Joining the Board provides me with an exciting opportunity to give back to the St. Louis region and to work toward a mission dear […]

Grant Reviewing for St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund’s 2020-22 Cycle

This year, the St. Louis County Children Service Fund (CSF) will be issuing a request for proposals for their 2020-2022 Core funding opportunity. A review panel of ten individuals, including myself, will review and provide expert recommendations to St. Louis County CSF for 2020-2022 funding. Already, St. Louis County CSF currently funds critical work that […]